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  • Most people are aware of standard and high cube dry van containers, but what if your project or job calls for something a little different? Many people don't know that other options exist, but there are a few other types of “specialty” shipping containers that aren't in as high circulation, but they can be found in various markets around the world, and the United States. Open Top Conta ...
  • Shipper owned containers, or SOC, are just as they sound, shipping containers that are owned by the company or person that own the goods or products that are loaded inside of the shipping container. The opposite of an SOC is a container that's owned by the shipping line or logistics company that's moving the products for the consignee. Without rehashing our previous article on Shipper Owned Contai ...
  • Painting a shipping container can be a lot easier, and cheaper, than you may think, especially if you plan it out properly and make sure it's done the right way the first time. There are many reasons to paint your shipping container. The most obvious is aesthetic reasons, if you're going to have to look at it every day for several years you don't want an eye sore sitting on your property that ...
  • Open sided shipping containers are one of the many types of specialty shipping containers. Specialty shipping containers are called this as they aren't dry, or standard shipping containers or the conventionally used refrigerated containers. Open sided containers are just as described, containers with doors that open on the sides to allow greater access to the inside of the container. Sizes of ...
  • With all the talk lately of wars around the world, more and more people are asking about converting shipping containers into cabins and bomb shelters. Several articles have been published on the site. Without rehashing them in full, we'll focus on a couple of points that need to be addressed before you even consider starting: wall strength, air supply, and cleaning the container. Container Wall St ...
  • Anyone involved with shipping containers for a period of time is aware of how the industry pricing and inventory levels can fluctuate from time to time; and right now is one of those times, especially for used 20' containers. Two things have happened in the market that have caused the pinch in shipping containers available for resale, production output and regulation changes. Shipping Contain ...
  • 2018 is going so fast, it's almost hard to contain ourselves! This President's Day the offices at ContainerAuction.com will be partially closed. Partially in that we will be replying to emails and text messages, but will not be in the office throughout the day. Similar to ContainerAuction, many of the ports and depots around the country will be closed. If you intend on picking up a shipping contai ...
  • March 20-22, 2018 is the annual Intermodal Asia event that takes place in Shanghai, China. This even is one of the largest intermodal conferences in the world, and without a doubt the largest in Asia. It draws exhibitors and guests from all around the world, and this marks fourth year in a row that ContainerAuction.com will be in attendance. What Goes On at Intermodal Asia? The Intermodal As ...
  • There are a lot of good ways to save money when buying a used shipping container, and if you know what to look for and the right questions to ask, there are some great deals to be found. The most basic question that needs to be asked is, “what will the container be used for?” From there decisions can be made on condition (including color), price, and the location.   Shipping Container ...
  • We regularly get calls from people looking to purchase cheap shipping containers, and they're surprised when the containers don't cost only a couple of hundred dollars. "I went down the highway and saw stacks of containers all over the place, why can't you sell them to me for a cheaper price?" What most people don't realize is that the container yards they're passing are essentially parking lots f ...
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